A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Culburra Beach

Category: population under 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
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Take a deep relaxing breath of the salty ocean air at Culburra Beach, a typical Aussie coastal town with a laid-back vibe. 

Culburra Beach, Beachside Heaven. 180 kilometres south of Sydney and 21 kilometres east of Nowra it is a popular holiday spot for swimming, fishing, surfing, walking, and bird watching.With a plethora of accommodation, there is something that will make every traveller feel at home and unwind. One of the many beach house retreats are great options to feel the ocean spray in the morning like Pavilions House on the Beach and Rainbows End Waterfront. If travelling with little ones, then you can’t go past Holiday Haven Culburra Beach with its direct access to the ocean, mini-golf, jumping pillow and splash pad.Luckily, you don’t have to stumble far to find some good eats in town. Grab breakfast, fish and chips or a burger at Food & More or get your coffee fix at Em’s Place, Benny’s Cafe or Ritual Habitual.





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With so many great picnic spots like Tilbury Cove reserve, you can grab some takeaway whilst enjoying the natural environment. Check out places like Burra Beach Eats or grab pizzas from Bambinos or Culburra Bowling Café. For those evenings out head on down to Loco Lane Mexican cantina and cocktail bar or drop into Little Snapper for happy hour, locally brewed beers and a relaxed meal. 

“Culburra” can be linked to the aboriginal word for “sand” so it’s no surprise that beaches are on the “must-see” list for this town. Culburra Beach is also home to the famous Max Dupain photographer ‘The Sunbaker’ an iconic connection to Australian cultural history. Warrain Beach is a leisurely 3.7-kilometre stretch that includes the mouth of Lake Wollumboola, a coastal lake that is a haven for thousands of migratory and local birds.

To the north, Culburra Beach is a favourite surf spot and home to well-known surfing family the Wright’s and loved by four-legged friends with set off-leash times for pets to run and swim. Penguin Head lookout joins the two surf beaches and is a great place to spot migratory whales or resident pods of dolphins and seals. Those who haven’t surfed before can try a lesson with Busted Surf Co,  Academy of Surfing on Culburra Beach or Currarong Surf School.

If you prefer a land adventure, head on over to the local skatepark for a roll around.Stretch your legs with scenic views of the coast, historic Crookhaven Lighthouse is an easy walk with viewing platforms along the way. Enjoy the 360 views and the Aboriginal carved “Tree Scaring” sculptured poles created by the local Jerrinja Elders who are the Aboriginal traditional custodians of this country. Explore nearby coastal villages Currarong and Beecroft Peninsula with stunning beaches, wrecks, and walks. A quick drive over to Greenwell point will delight your taste buds with fresh prawns and oysters drop by Jim Wild’s Oysters or Pelican Rocks for the best seafood platter in town!

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Culburra Beach

It is time to hit the road and as the ocean gets smaller in the review mirror, you will be listening to the pestering of your kids asking about when the next family trip to Culburra Beach will be…



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